The Ella-Gia 40s Swing Dress is fabulously Autumnal dress made of a rich forest green and beautiful tartan contrasts. To me, it also has a rather Christmassy vibe to it (while not being glaringly obvious) and I’m looking forward to wearing it with a wine red or mustard cardigan in December to really bring that theme out.
In last week’s post, I talked about some of the inspiration and process behind this collaboration. Both dresses are based off vintage patterns, that was my starting point for the designs.
For this particular dress, I really liked the idea of having not only contrasting details at the bust but also on the skirt. Combined with the sweeping shape and longer length, the mirrored triangular panels are so eye-catching and striking.
The Ella-Gia Dress features a fitted bodice with gathered details where the sleeves connect to the bust. You won’t have problems with bra straps showing unless they are really wide set. Six buttons line the bust panel and a matching belt cinches the waist and connects the tartan panels.
The tartan featured has black, red and mustard hues which compliment the green base so beautifully. I’m wearing my favourite petticoat, the Samantha by Malco Modes which is a tiny bit short for this hemline but it’s not too noticeable.
I’m wearing my usual size M in Miss Candyfloss items and for reference I’m 37″ in the bust and 27″ in the waist. The Ella-Gia comes in sizes XS-5XL and is €112.50.
Thank you to David Fisk Photography for taking these beautiful snaps in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace. I feel super lucky to live so close to some amazing locations!
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Disclaimer: Whilst this dress was gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important to me as are my readers
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